Assistant /Associate / Full Professor of Chemistry - Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry

Qatar (QA)
25 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Posting Title: IRC23354
Job Title: Assistant /Associate / Full Professor of Chemistry - Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry
Organization Name: Chemistry and Earth Sciences
College/Department Profile         
 Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teach and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society. Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the University.

College Profile:
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses nine departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences, including English Literature & Linguistics, Arabic Language, Humanities, History, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Mass Communication, Psychology, Policy, Planning & Development, Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, Chemistry, Biological & Environmental Sciences, and Material Sciences. The College offers five Master's Programs in Arabic Language & Literature, Gulf Studies, Applied Statistics, Environmental Science, Materials Science & Technology, and two PhD programs in  Biological & Environmental Sciences and Gulf Studies. The College also offers a Program of Arabic for Non-Native Speakers. 

As members of QU, CAS faculty have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is a major source of research funding, with individual project funding reaching up to $600,000 per project and up to 5 million for exceptional projects. Faculty can also apply for undergraduate and graduate students' research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most QNRF awards, with many research-active faculty members able to win multiple grants.

Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences Profile:
The "Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences" consists of two programs, Chemistry and Geology. The B.Sc. degree program in chemistry has been accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Since 2009. The department currently is a home of more than 50 staff members (30 full-time faculty members with expertise in all areas of chemistry, eight teaching assistants, and 14 technicians). We strive to build a generation equipped with the knowledge, competence, and modern and comprehensive education in chemistry. The department currently has more than 200 students. In addition, it offers courses in various programs at Qatar University, including Biology, Environmental Science, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, Medicine, and Pharmacy. The department is facilitated with a wide range of modern instrumentation, including ICP-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS, and UV and IR spectrophotometers. The department has been collaborating with both the national and international communities as the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK), the American Chemical Society (ACS, USA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in numerous aspects, Fields of collaboration include: organizing symposiums and public lectures and by hosting workshops and symposia together with other international communities. The faculty members are active in teaching and research, and several have been awarded major funding from the Qatar National Research Fund.
Duties & Responsibilities         

  1.  Teach courses in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry & General Chemistry.
  2. Write research proposals and initiate high-quality research in the area of applied Inorganic Chemistry.
  3. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University levels.
  4. Contribute to the College's research profile by establishing a research program and publications.
  5. Contribute to developing new curricula and research areas;
  6. Participate in enhancing the international visibility of QU through participation in international scientific events and building collaborations with worldwide peer academic institutions.
  7. The Head of the Department assigns other responsibilities.


  1.  Ph.D. in Chemistry/ Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry from a recognized/ranked university.
    Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and publication records in applied Inorganic Chemistry. 
  2. Specific areas of research interests include, but are not limited to, energy, environment, or sustainability. We seek candidates specializing in subfields including, but not limited to, the experimental and computational research of new materials for energy conversion and storage, greenhouse gas utilization, capture and conversion, catalysis development, fossil fuel decarbonization, or metal-organic framework. Along with the research above, candidates with multidisciplinary approaches, such as computational materials, molecular modeling techniques, and especially machine learning for sustainable materials discovery, are highly encouraged to apply. 
  3. Teaching experience in both theory and laboratory classes for at least three years after the PhD.
  4. Experience with classroom implementation of student-centered pedagogies, including utilization of advanced technology in teaching.
  5. The ability to attract external and internal funding.
  6. Commitment to working with teams. 
  7. Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. The ability to communicate in Arabic is an advantage.

Required Documents         

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information:
    • Years of experience after PhD.
    • Major and specialization/concentration
    • H-index, the total number of citations, Google scholar link, ORCID number.
    • Number of publications and role in each of Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 journals in the last five years
    • The number of publications and role in non-indexed journals.
    • Number of published books and role.
    • Number of the published chapter of books and role.
    • Number of Graduate Students supervised and the role.
    • Awards and Grants (with the role and budget amount).
  3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy. 
  4. Three referees' contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephone contact).
  5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no coursework was completed, a copy of the certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation deemed relevant to the application.


  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  3. Tax-free salary.
  4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  5. Annual air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies.
  6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply         
New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website ( and complete your profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Returning Applicant: Please login to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
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